Monday's Derecho storm potentially impacted some 10 million acres (4 million hectares) of Iowa farmland and millions of bushels of grain storage in the top U.S. corn growing state, Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig said on Tuesday.
Early estimates show that tens of millions of bushels worth of commercial grain storage - as well as millions of bushels of on-farm storage bins owned by producers - were either impacted, destroyed or severely damaged by the storm, Naig told a news conference.
Following Monday's violent "derecho" that brought winds of 100+ mph, @SamaritansPurse, along w/@BGEA Rapid Response Team chaplains, have deployed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Pray for those who were hard hit by this storm. https://t.co/iO4tSsRIq0— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) August 12, 2020
Evolution of today's damaging derecho, from a cluster of thunderstorms in South Dakota to its passage through Chicago, overlapped with Storm Prediction Center damaging wind reports: pic.twitter.com/zubbN2naYd— Tomer Burg (@burgwx) August 11, 2020
WOW. Found this video on TikTok from Iowa this morning. Easily 90-100mph downbursts. Incredible how those healthy trees managed to stay in one piece after being man-handled. credit to “busyiowagirl2” on TikTok. #derecho #iawx pic.twitter.com/bKO5VczwnE— 🇺🇸Landon🇺🇸 (@SwagChicagoWx) August 11, 2020
You know those videos of Troopers’ radar on the side of the road during a traffic stop that show some obscene speed?— K9 Falo (Ret) (@K9Falo) August 11, 2020
This isn’t one.
This was recorded by an Iowa State Trooper in E. Iowa today during a catastrophic Derecho. 30K+ out of power in E Central IA #IowaStorms pic.twitter.com/5l9r2lMcAB
Marion, Iowa damage from the derecho. pic.twitter.com/HulhUWCO5F— Tyler Carmer (@CarmerNFL) August 12, 2020
//Hey, Admin. What did you get for your birthday? I got a derecho and had to hide in a parking garage for a good half hour. pic.twitter.com/pFO3wyUVIK— 🌿 Ivy 🌿|| The Farmhouse || (@_PoisonIvy_Ivy) August 11, 2020
Pray for the people of Cedar Rapids and Iowa hit by the derecho storm yesterday. Widespread destruction. Here’s 100+mph winds from my office building. pic.twitter.com/4PkdCEbgF8— Matt Miller (@iowaliberty) August 11, 2020
#derecho that hit Cedar Rapids, IA, caused widespread damage, snapped power line poles like toothpicks, caved walls on homes, ripped buildings to pieces. 100+ mph sustained winds. pic.twitter.com/THkgyElEew— Tyler Schuett (@tyshut) August 11, 2020
Still in shock that last Monday happened. 2nd derecho I've chased and first PDS SVR watch I've been in. I feel so bad for the people in Iowa and Illinois who lost so much due to this storm. Taken 5 miles east of Rochelle. pic.twitter.com/SPYpyudzRh— ShelbyB (@StormySquares) August 12, 2020
More than 600,000 customers remained without power in the Midwest after the powerful derecho Monday. https://t.co/5qVlEF4ZYJ— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) August 12, 2020
In just minutes, Monday's derecho caused damage to 10 million acres of Iowa farms. Billions of dollars is estimated to have been lost from the destruction of the state's corn crop. pic.twitter.com/WZe4XuUfNa— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) August 12, 2020
Hundreds of thousands in Iowa still without power, 2 dead after Midwest derecho that hit Chicagohttps://t.co/COsRe9lSCs— The Morning Call (@mcall) August 12, 2020
A “derecho” came through yesterday and we are still without power. What we do have is a tree “IN” our garage and it is squished a bug! We are all safe and healthy (which is what matters)...2020 needs to be over! pic.twitter.com/M4KG3NxuI9— Uniquea Dominica 💋🚫👖🍷 (@davebetterhalf) August 11, 2020
#Derecho2020 that swept the Midwest this week traveled 770 miles in 14 hours and knocked out power for more than a million people.— Indira Lakshmanan (@Indira_L) August 12, 2020
But what even is a derecho, and why is it so destructive? @NatGeo Science team has you covered https://t.co/vmsu1NgX65 via @AmyMcKeever